Lismore Bangalow Strategy


Project overview

The Lismore to Bangalow Road Draft Corridor Strategy addresses safety, access, efficiency and amenity for road users and communities.

Key benefits

  • Future-proofs the road link between Lismore, Bangalow and urban areas near Byron Bay
  • Ensures the corridor works safely and efficiently for road users and local communities
  • Supports inter-regional business, tourism and leisure travel

The Lismore to Bangalow Road corridor improvements will ensure the road carries users safely and efficiently, now and in future.

Because it joins the Bruxner Highway at Lismore to the Pacific Highway at Bangalow, this road has been identified as a key connection corridor. The Bruxner Highway is a major freight road and the Pacific Highway links Brisbane and Sydney.

The draft strategy has been developed under the Road Network and Corridor Planning program by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Roads and Maritime (RM). 

Lismore to Bangalow Road Draft Corridor Strategy May 2016 (PDF, 8.2 MB)

Community feedback and local knowledge will be addressed in a community consultation report that will be available when the final strategy is published.

For more information, visit the Roads and Maritime Draft corridors strategy - Northern page.

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The short-term delivery priorities identified in the draft strategy are to:

Improve safety

  • Widen road shoulder widths, to provide a large enough clear zone for errant vehicles.
  • Review speed zones.
  • Make minor road realignments, particularly around Binna Burra and Springvale Hill.

Increase efficiency and capacity

  • Develop and construct two overtaking lanes.

Practice maintenance that lasts in the environment

  • Strengthen road pavement.
  • Address high priority slopes and culverts.

Meet community needs

  • Work with local government to cater for the travel needs of vulnerable road users.
  • Recognise the high value of villages such as Clunes and Bexhill to their communities and consider ways to protect that amenity.
  • Address efficiency and congestion issues in high-traffic urban areas including Lismore.
  • Support development of a cycleway between Lismore and Byron Bay.
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